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Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays


Storage vendor consolidations, acquisitions and competition from nontraditional sources are changing the storage market. I&O leaders who understand how vendors are changing their marketing, sales and storage portfolios increase their ability to optimize storage refreshes.

Published: 31 October 2016

ID: G00293584

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos , Roger W. Cox , Valdis Filks , Santhosh Rao

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • DDN
    • Dell EMC
    • Dell Technologies
    • Fujitsu
    • Hitachi (Hitachi Data Systems)
    • HPE
    • Huawei
    • IBM
    • Infinidat
    • Infortrend
    • NEC
    • NetApp
    • Nimble Storage
    • Oracle
    • Promise Technology
    • Quantum
    • Tegile
    • Tintri
    • X-IO Technologies
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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